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Jail threat for man who threw punches in bar fight

TAKING exception to being asked to leave, a man has been punished for his role in a Tannum Sands bar fight.

Joshua James Brown admitted his guilt in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday to one charge of being drunk or disorderly in licensed premises, after an incident at 6.35pm on July 6.

The court heard police had attended the Tannum Sands Hotel where they saw four men being separated by bar and security staff.

Brown was among the group, and officers learned he had been asked to leave when he and an associate became involved in a fight with two other men as they exited.

Brown admitted to police that he threw a number of punches during the scuffle.

He told Magistrate Ron Muirhead he was sorry for the offence, and agreed a banning order from the pub was fair punishment.

Mr Muirhead warned Brown that if he continued with similar offending he could find himself behind bars.

"If you appear in court again... you may well find that court says 'this person's been fined four times, enough is enough' (and send you to jail)," Mr Muirhead said.

Brown was fined $800, had a conviction recorded against him and was banned from Tannum Sands Hotel for 12 months.

Topics:  drunk, gladstone magistrates court, gladstone police, tannum sands



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